The incomparable Elk Mountains of Colorado
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The Elk Mountains are a high, rugged mountain range in the Rocky Mountains of west-central Colorado in the United States. The mountains sit on the western side of the Continental Divide, largely in southern Pitkin and northern Gunnison counties, in the area southwest of Aspen, south of the Roaring Fork River valley, and east of the Crystal River. The range sits west of the Sawatch Range and northeast of the West Elk Mountains. Much of the range is located within the White River National Forest and the Gunnison National Forest, as well as the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness and Raggeds Wilderness.
Picture taken from Pyramid Peak slopes (Sep. 2012):
Left: Snowmass Mountain, 14,099 ft / 4297 m
Right: Capitol Peak, 14,137ft / 4309 m